Chris Miller, Ph.D.
Counseling and Psychotherapy

Phone: 425.780.7441
Fax: 206.624.7626

Email: dr.christopher.s.miller@gmail.com

Website: seattle-city-counseling.com

Address: 901 Boren Avenue – Suite 1300
                 Seattle, WA  98104



Training

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana, and completed my internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Seattle Veterans Administration.  I am registered and licensed to practice in the State of Washington (License: PY 60107682).


Experience

I have seen clients in a number of inpatient and outpatient settings, and I am experienced working with diverse ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, and socio-economic client populations.  I have experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, students, and Veterans suffering from a range of issues:


  1. Bullet Mood Disorders

  2. -Depression

  3. -Bipolar Disorder

  4. Bullet Anxiety Disorders

  5. -Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  6. -Phobias

  7. -Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  8. Bullet Eating Disorders

  9. Bullet Chronic Pain

  10. Bullet Relationship Issues


Specialties

In addition to my experience working with the client issues described above, I have special training working with persons who have suffered a concussion, commonly referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).   I am experienced with diagnosing TBIs, and providing rehabilitative therapy for persons with head injuries.  Because TBIs often are associated with traumatic events, I am also skilled in treating trauma related issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


What can you expect from therapy?

As you might imagine, therapy is a very individualized and unique experience that has the potential to be a healing process and an empowering opportunity leading to personal growth.  I believe an important aspect of therapy is for clients to feel comfortable working with their therapist.  So, I encourage potential clients to consider what characteristics they think they might like in a therapist.  I hope the information provided on this site will give you an initial sense of how I work with my clients.  I am happy to speak with you to answer any additional questions you may have about my style of therapy.


My approach to working with clients is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and empathic setting where they feel understood and comfortable discussing their issues.  My philosophy is that this type of environment facilitates a client’s ability to make healthy changes.  In working with clients, I try to use my expertise to help clients explore their issues, identify personal strengths, and offer opportunities to develop skills to cope and feel better.  Generally speaking, I integrate a number of different treatment modalities in therapy.  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is one type of treatment that focuses on becoming aware of how thoughts are often associated with suffering, and how changing our thoughts can allow us to feel happier.  


Payment Information and Hours

I provide a free 20 minute phone consultation to answer any questions you may have about therapy and to gain an initial understanding of your concerns.  Please contact me to discuss my rates and appointment availability.

I am a preferred provider for the following insurance carriers:

  1. Premera - Blue Cross

  2. First Choice Health

  3. Aetna

  4. Magellan Health Services

  5. LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

  6. LifeSync - Humana

Check with your insurance carrier about both in-network and
out-of-network coverage.  I also accept out-of-pocket payments
and can provide you with the necessary paperwork for insurance
reimbursement.  Payment is requested at time of service.


 

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  1. Bullet Self-esteem Issues

  2. Bullet Addictions

  3. Bullet Psychosis

  4. Bullet Life Transitions/Adjustments

  5. -Career Changes

  6. -Serious Illness

  7. -Relocation

  8. Bullet Loss/Grief Issues

  9. -Death

  10. -Divorce